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Head of facility of metabolomics small and molecule mass spectrometry (f/m)

Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische Mikrobiologie. Marburg, 07.06.2018


Head of facility for metabolomics &
small molecule mass spectrometry

Applications are invited for a full time scientist position to head a facility for microbial metabolomics and small molecule mass spectrometry at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Cermany. We are seeking a highly motivated, science-driven, and collaborative scientist with experience in mass spectrometry, targeted as well as untargeted metabolomics, induding isotope-labeling and fluxanalysis to lead a metabolomics facility at our Institute.
You will be responsible to establish and direct a state-of-the-art metabolomics facility, induding personnel. This indudes the general management of the facility with daily and long-term Organization, instrument maintenance, routine analyses and method development, as well as all data acquisition and interpretation. You will be expected to develop, innovate and implement new advances in technology and bioinformatics relevant to metabolomics to support and drive research at our Institute. In addition, resources will be available to follow independent research.
The position requires a PhD degree and post-doctoral experience or equi-valent in metabolomics. Qualifications indude hands-on experience with LC-MS/MS, absolute quantification methods and bioinformatics. We seek a good communicator who is able to interact with scientists from a variety of backgrounds, is team-oriented, self-motivated and enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast evoh/ing research environment.
The position is initially limited to five years but can be extended depending on performance.
The MPI forTerrestrial Microbiology consists of four departments and several department independent research groups and offers a stimulating and inter-disciplinary research environment with approximately 280 people working at the institute. The daily language in the Institute is English.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. We therefore actively encoura-ge individuals with disabilities to apply. We also seek to increase the percen-tage of female employees in areas where they are under-represented. Quali-fied women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Further information can be obtained from Dr. Tobias Erb (
Applications should be sent as a single pdf file by e-mail to Please indude your CV, names and email addresses of three academic referees, Statements of previous research and future research goals induding career goals (no more than two A4 pages for each).
For details of the Institute, please visit the website
Applications should be received by
July 22nd 2018.

Bewerbungsschluss: 22.07.2018